management is having trouble buying the proper adaptors for their personal laptop which contains the correct picture downloading system. Not trouble buying the right one just trouble getting to a store to buy one. Many pictures have been taken and posts already written and nearly formatted, but it will be a while before you see them.
So for now, I will share more details and thoughts of my life that don’t require photographs. And I will provide pictures of a different sort!
For your information there are three different World Vision offices here in Johannesburg. I work in the HIV/AIDS Hope Initiative office, across the yard is the South African Regional Office (SARO, which works for I believe nine surrounding southern nations), and then currently about ten minutes away is the South Africa National Office. The National Office is currently in works to move closer to the other two offices.
Though I work in the Hope office, my boss, who I am interning for, is both the Hope and the Global Health director. So both her time and accordingly mine, will be split 50-50. The rest of the Global Health office as I know is in Federal Way and they are the wonderful folks I worked with right before I came. Sarah C. if you’re reading this and anything sounds wrong or stupid, be sure and let me know! I want to only speak the truth to my readers, but it usually just results in the best as I know it.
I still haven’t met this boss actually but will do so tomorrow as she is currently flying back from the states right now.
So now that you know all that, you should know that we have devotionals everyday here. Mon, Wed, and Fri are with both the Hope office and SARO. Once a month, all three offices get together for devos. And Tues and Thurs are just with the Hope office.
Devos are lovely because:
1. They are about God, who I like, a lot!
2. They help me get to know all the office members better and learn about their faiths more.
3. They are part of our work, but they are not technically work, so it is a fantastic way to start my mornings while still being on the clock.
Today our devos were led by members of the HR department of SARO. And they shared this (see below) about stress with us, which I have nicely made into paint pictures for those visual learners out there…click through each picture for more details or just soak up the entire concept through the gallery–as you wish.
As Christians, we must take time to follow Jesus’ example to keep our stress levels low while keeping our productivity and service to God and others high. Here are three ways Jesus did this: